Typical Characteristics of the Education System in Japan

Japan are famous for smart, healthy, polite and excellent human resources. They are also renowned as workmen and discipline. Therefore, no wonder this country became one of the developed countries in Asia. Many countries are amazed by the character and work ethic of the Japanese. That’s because education there is different from other countries. They have a distinctive educational system.

Some characteristics of the education system in Japan include:

1. Teach a good attitude before science

In there, the school curriculum does not require students to take the exam until the fourth grade (around the age of 10). But they only take small tests that are design schools.

Japan believes that the primary goal of the first three years of schooling is not a good academic value. They are more concerned with a good attitude. They teach their students to respect others. Treating animals and nature with bikes. They also learn to be generous, empathetic and have a sense of affection. In addition, they are also taught courage, justice and self-control.

2. Schools and lectures begin with the blossoming of Sakura flowers

Most schools and colleges start their academic year in June-August. They started school and lectures on April 1 to coincide with the flowering phenomenon of Sakura flowers. This they believe can increase the spirit of school children and lecture facing the new school year.

Students in there are off for six weeks in the summer, two weeks when the Spring and Cold seasons.

3. Most schools in Japan ask students to clean up their own study space

They believe that by cleaning up classrooms, toilets and other school facilities, students can practice working in teams and helping others. This school cleaning activity teaches them to appreciate their own work and the work of others.

4. Schools in Japan provide lunch and they eat in class together

Schools in Japan provide lunch with a healthy and balanced menu. In public elementary and junior high schools, they eat in class with teachers to create a more harmonious relationship and togetherness.

5. Les after school is very popular in Japan

Make a good high school entrance, the average student in Japan join the workshop or tutoring at night.

6. In addition to normative subjects, they learn calligraphy and poetry

Japanese calligraphy art (Shodo) usually uses a bamboo brush dipped in ink and written on rice paper. In addition to Shodo, they also learn Haiku, the art of making poetry that uses simple experiments to cultivate the reader’s emotions. In essence, they always learn to appreciate the traditional art of the country.

7. Almost all students wear uniforms

Japan implements uniforms for all its school students. Uniform with military style for students and sailor style for girls. The goal is certainly to eliminate social inequalities among students.

8. Student attendance rate in Japan reaches 99.99%

Students in Japan love to go to school and study. They rarely play hooky. Even a statistical study in Japan showed 91% of students always pay attention to teachers and focus on learning in the classroom.

9. Trials to determine admission to the University

Students in Japan can use graduation scores to enroll in certain universities they want. In fact, if their grades do not reach the requirements, they usually decide not to go to college. The university entrance competition in Japan is very high.

10. Lecture period is the best time for the Japanese

After desperately studying for university entrance tests, Students in Japan usually take a long holiday before undergoing college. After that, they will return to serious study and consider that this is the best moment to seek knowledge.

That is the hallmark of the education system in Japan. With such an educational system they hope to form a young generation who are ready to build their country.